Innovators: Press Releases

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WOODS HOLE TO GET $5M TO HELP BUILD UNDERSEA ROBOTICS FACILITIES

by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 18, 2015

(Woods Hole, Mass; 21 Dec 2014) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will get $5 million from the state to build new facilities to test robotic vehicles for undersea research.   Officials say the five-year grant will help speed the development and deployment of new and existing maritime robotic technology to explore the world's oceans.
They say the use of so-called autonomous underwater vehicles is projected to grow by more than 40 percent over the next four years. Read more.

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NOAA PANEL TO GUIDE OCEAN EXPLORATION

by Mark Lane - Executive Director on November 20, 2014

(13 Nov. 2014) NOAA today announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA and the nation on the exploration of our ocean.   Read more.

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ROV3D LAUNCHED AT OCEANS '14

by wade on September 22, 2014

As the Oceans ’14 conference got under way in St. John’s last week a local startup debuted the 3D underwater visualization system it has been working on for several years.   Read more.

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OCEANS '14 MEETING CHALLENGES WITH OPPORTUNITY

by wade on September 22, 2014

Oceans’14 was a resounding success. With more than 1,200 delegates and a total attendance of more than 1,700 including post secondary students, it was, according to a source inside City Hall, the largest industry-specific conference in the history of St. John’s. Staged at Mile One Stadium and the Delta Hotel, September 16-18, the conference was well attended and, according to many attendees, very well organized.   Read more.

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ARCTIC RESEARCH PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN YUKON

by wade on September 2, 2014

(Whitehorse, Yukon, 21 August 2014) Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. As part of the Arctic Program, the NRC will enter into research partnerships, which focus on technology aimed at improving the lives of Northerners and advancing Northern economic development.   Read more.